Bloomberg Philanthropies Pledges Additional $420 Million to Curb Tobacco Use
Also, the Pittsburgh Foundation will make $50 million in unrestricted grants for racial equity and justice in the region, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation committed $23 million to strengthen technology in the arts in Detroit.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$420 million over four years to the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. Of the total, $280 million will bolster work in low- and middle-income countries, including India and China, to reduce tobacco consumption. Another $140 million will aim to curb the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers in the United States.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has committed nearly $1.6 billion to anti-tobacco efforts since 2005.
$50 million over five years to make unrestricted grants to advance racial equity and justice in the Pittsburgh region.
The $1.6 billion foundation also pledged that at least half of these grants will go to organizations with leaders who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color and serve those communities.
$50 million to the NAACP to develop a new national headquarters, strengthen local chapters, hire more staff members, and enhance its public-policy programs and collaborations with businesses to achieve racial equity and social justice in America.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$35 million over five years to a consortium led by the University of Cambridge’s Crop Science Centre to develop self-fertilizing crops that are better able to use fungi and bacteria in soil and air and increase crop yields for small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
$24 million over four years to the Brookings Institution for programs and collaborations through its Center for Universal Education.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
$23 million to strengthen technology in the arts in Detroit.
The commitment includes $19.5 million over five years to 10 arts organizations in the city and $3.5 million to three programs that will partner with artists and arts groups to commission new works, offer fellowships, and strengthen cultural organizations.
$10 million commitment to the Invest Appalachia Fund, a regional program to spur community development and health equity across Appalachian counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
$8 million over four years to the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program, which supports physicians and medical students who are conducting clinical trials in underserved patient populations in the United States.
$1.8 million to Hillel International to expand the number of mental-health and wellness professionals who serve Jewish students within its programs on 32 college campuses.
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
$1.3 million to 11 recipients for their efforts in child welfare, juvenile justice, and criminal-justice reform through the Arnall Community Funds.
$1 million to the Center for Employment Opportunities for its programs that offer skills training and create job opportunities for formerly incarcerated people.
New Grant Opportunity
The Social Science Research Council is accepting proposals for grants from its Mercury Project to support research on ways to improve demand for routine vaccinations, including childhood vaccines, HPV, polio, measles, and Covid-19, in low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The council will make $2 million in grants, paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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